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ster·il·ize

 (stĕr′ə-līz′)
tr.v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
3.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.
4. Economics To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
5. To make inoffensive or innocuous: sterilized the terminology with euphemisms.

ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ster′il·iz′er n.

sterilize

(ˈstɛrɪˌlaɪz) or

sterilise

vb
(Biology) (tr) to render sterile; make infertile or barren
ˈsteriˌlizable, ˈsteriˌlisable adj

ster•i•lize

(ˈstɛr əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
1. to cleanse by destroying microorganisms, parasites, etc., usu. by bringing to a high temperature.
2. to render (a person or animal) infertile by removing or inhibiting the sex organs.
3. to render (land, vegetation, etc.) barren or unproductive.
4. to delete or remove compromising or damaging material from.
[1685–95]
ster`i•li•za′tion, n.

sterilize

1. In naval mine warfare, to permanently render a mine incapable of firing by means of a device (e.g., sterilizer) within the mine.
2. (DOD only) To remove from material to be used in covert and clandestine operations, marks or devices which can identify it as emanating from the sponsoring nation or organization.

sterilize


Past participle: sterilized
Gerund: sterilizing

Imperative
sterilize
sterilize
Present
I sterilize
you sterilize
he/she/it sterilizes
we sterilize
you sterilize
they sterilize
Preterite
I sterilized
you sterilized
he/she/it sterilized
we sterilized
you sterilized
they sterilized
Present Continuous
I am sterilizing
you are sterilizing
he/she/it is sterilizing
we are sterilizing
you are sterilizing
they are sterilizing
Present Perfect
I have sterilized
you have sterilized
he/she/it has sterilized
we have sterilized
you have sterilized
they have sterilized
Past Continuous
I was sterilizing
you were sterilizing
he/she/it was sterilizing
we were sterilizing
you were sterilizing
they were sterilizing
Past Perfect
I had sterilized
you had sterilized
he/she/it had sterilized
we had sterilized
you had sterilized
they had sterilized
Future
I will sterilize
you will sterilize
he/she/it will sterilize
we will sterilize
you will sterilize
they will sterilize
Future Perfect
I will have sterilized
you will have sterilized
he/she/it will have sterilized
we will have sterilized
you will have sterilized
they will have sterilized
Future Continuous
I will be sterilizing
you will be sterilizing
he/she/it will be sterilizing
we will be sterilizing
you will be sterilizing
they will be sterilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sterilizing
you have been sterilizing
he/she/it has been sterilizing
we have been sterilizing
you have been sterilizing
they have been sterilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sterilizing
you will have been sterilizing
he/she/it will have been sterilizing
we will have been sterilizing
you will have been sterilizing
they will have been sterilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sterilizing
you had been sterilizing
he/she/it had been sterilizing
we had been sterilizing
you had been sterilizing
they had been sterilizing
Conditional
I would sterilize
you would sterilize
he/she/it would sterilize
we would sterilize
you would sterilize
they would sterilize
Past Conditional
I would have sterilized
you would have sterilized
he/she/it would have sterilized
we would have sterilized
you would have sterilized
they would have sterilized

sterilize

To destroy dangerous organisms by heat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sterilize - make free from bacteria
autoclave - subject to the action of an autoclave
disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
2.sterilize - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
neuter, spay, castrate, alter - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomise, vasectomize - remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

sterilize

verb
1. disinfect, clean, purify, fumigate, decontaminate, autoclave, sanitize Sulphur is also used to sterilize equipment.
2. make infertile, hysterectomize, vasectomize Just after a birth may seem a logical time to be sterilized.

sterilize

verb
1. To render free of microorganisms:
2. To render incapable of reproducing sexually:
Translations
sterilizovat
sterilisere
sterilisoidasteriloida
sterilizirati
sterilizál
dauîhreinsa, gera ófrjóangerilsneyîa
滅菌する
살균하다
sterilizovať
sterilisera
ทำให้ปราศจากเชื้อ
kısırlaştırmakmikroplarını öldürmeksterilize etmek
khử trùng

sterilize

[ˈsterɪlaɪz] VT (gen) → esterilizar

sterilize

[ˈstɛrɪlaɪz] sterilise (British) vt
[+ equipment, medical instruments, water, milk] → stériliser
[+ person, animal] → stériliser

sterilize

vt person, instrumentssterilisieren

sterilize

[ˈstɛrɪˌlaɪz] vtsterilizzare

sterile

(ˈsterail) adjective
1. (of soil, plants, humans and other animals) unable to produce crops, seeds, children or young.
2. free from germs. A surgeon's equipment must be absolutely sterile.
steˈrility (-ˈri-) noun
ˈsterilize, ˈsterilise (-ri-) verb
1. to make (a woman etc) sterile.
2. to kill germs in (eg milk) or on (eg surgical instruments) by boiling.
ˌsteriliˈzation, ˌsteriliˈsation noun

sterilize

يُعَقِّمُ sterilizovat sterilisere sterilisieren αποστειρώνω esterilizar sterilisoida stériliser sterilizirati sterilizzare 滅菌する 살균하다 steriliseren sterilisere wysterylizować esterilizar стерилизовать sterilisera ทำให้ปราศจากเชื้อ sterilize etmek khử trùng 消毒

ster·il·ize

vt. esterilizar, desinfectar.

sterilize

vt esterilizar
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